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Chandu the Magician




Starring Gayne Whiteman, Margaret MacDonald, Bob Bixby and Betty Webb


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Reviewer: The Granddaughter - - December 10, 2014
Subject: a note of thanks
Just a note of thanks to those who are uploading the Old Time Radio Shows. It has been a real treat for me to be able to download these for my Grandpa to listen to. So nostalgic for him. Thank you for bringing back so many memories and for the opportunity for him to share a bit of his childhood with me.
Reviewer: Epicanis - - June 14, 2013
Subject: Duplicate/Missing show
"48-08-24_LETTER_ARRIVES.MP3" unfortunately appears to be a copy of the previous day's episode ("48-08-23_DOUGLAS_TELLS_ROXOR.MP3"). So far this is the only one I've found, though I've still got about 1/2 to 2/3 of the series to get through! (Fortunately, each episode starts with a brief narrative of previous events, so whatever we missed from the August 24, 1948 broadcast is made up quickly at the beginning of the August 25 episode.)

Otherwise, sound quality is generally clean, the story is entertaining, and the advertisements for the (defunct as of the mid 1980's or so) sponsoring company is oddly amusing to listen to.

You know what I say after listening to these for a while? Do you? I say, "I love White King Granulated Soap."
Reviewer: splue - - May 19, 2011
Subject: he has nothing on modifico the marvelous
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Reviewer: westexasdrifter - - May 19, 2011
Subject: Just wondering
Does any One know the real order of these shows, I have seen so many #'s thet it aint funny, Most of them you can listen to and know what one comes next, but then you hit where a missing show is and your up in the air all over again wonder what show is next. My Wife and i both enjoy these show
Reviewer: barticle - - December 29, 2009
Subject: Cool
I remember hearing this on live radio when I was a kid. It convinced me magic is real. Musical background for this show was produced by Korla Pandit, famous fake Indian: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:djfyxqegldae~T1
Reviewer: Shadows_Girl - - March 3, 2008
Subject: Things you should know
1. None of these episodes stars Gayne Whitman. Although he DID play Chandu once upon a time these are all recordingf from the later series (which virtually recreated all the earlier shows) with Tom Collins (of "I Love Adventure" fame (he plays Reggie York on that series) as Frank Chandler (aka Chandu).

In the movie serial "Thed Return of Chandu" Bela Lugosi played this part, Which is kind of interesting. In the previous serial (which no longer exists--=at least no film has been found to date---he played "Roxor" which seems more his style, really.

In the Ritz Brothers comedy version of "The Gorilla" Lugosi spoofs his Chandu role with hilarious results.

Good radio series, though.
Reviewer: seansutton - - April 9, 2007
Subject: Wonderful OTR show!!
Love this show. Entertaining and fun. The white king soap sponser is fun to listen to. Good sound quality on almost all shows. Excellent download. Thanks!
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